There’s a lot to do in Houston, like checking out all the great restaurants, enjoying the local culture, taking a walk through the town’s parks and museums, and overall just immersing yourself in all the stuff that makes Houston…well, Houston.
All the great things that make Houston home to thousands of families and individuals also make it a haven for job searchers of all stripes — some looking for the very first time, others seeking a change of pace, and others still who are desperately calling every business they can find and hoping that their next big interview will be “the one.”
But there are new companies springing up across the Houston area all the time, and this begs an important question for job searchers: which companies are the best for employees to work for?
We were curious — so, using company scores from websites that aggregate reviews like GlassDoor and Indeed as a baseline, we created our own list of some of the best companies to work for headquartered within Houston, TX.
Location: 910 Louisiana St # 3000, Houston, TX 77002
Company Description: Baker Botts L.L.P. is a major United States-based international law firm of around 725 lawyers, with a long, prominent history and significant political connections, claiming more than half of the Fortune 100 companies among its clients. Headquartered in One Shell Plaza in Downtown Houston, Texas, the firm has a major list of energy related clients. It is said to be the second-oldest law firm west of the Mississippi.
Location: 5 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110. Houston, Texas 77046-0521
Company Description: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (often abbreviated Oxy in reference to its ticker symbol) is a multinational petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Houston, Texas with operations in the United States, the Middle East, and Latin America. The company is ranked 722nd on the Forbes Global 2000. and 278th on the Fortune 500.
Location: 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 300. Houston, TX 77010
Company Description: LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a public multinational chemical company with American and European roots, incorporated in the Netherlands, with U.S. operations headquarters in Houston, Texas, and global operations in London, UK. It was formed in December 2007 by the acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company by Basell Polyolefins for $12.7 billion. LyondellBasell was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on October 14, 2010. Lyondell was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange after the acquisition.
Location: 20333 Texas 249 Access Rd Suite 650, Houston, TX 77070
Company Description: Venterra Realty is a realty company that owns and operates over 13,000 apartment units spread across 15 cities in the US — the company prides itself on promoting community development and providing exceptional service to its customers. Employees of Venterra Realty love the way that the company gives them the opportunity to help others, as well as the fact that management takes care to listen to its employees and give them a voice in the company.
Location: 800 Gessner Rd #500, Houston, TX 77024
Company Description: Group 1 Automotive, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company, founded in 1985, and became public in 1997. It has its headquarters in the One Memorial City Plaza building in the Memorial City district of Houston, Texas.
Location: 700 Milam St #1900, Houston, TX 77002
Company Description: Cheniere Energy purchases, transports, liquefies and ships LNG around the world. Houston, London, Singapore, DC, Tokyo, Beijing, Chile, Louisiana, Corpus Christi.
Location: 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
Company Description: Quanta Services is a U.S. corporation that provides engineering, procurement and construction services for electric power infrastructure and oil and gas infrastructure industries, and formerly for telecommunications and broadband cable. Capabilities include the planning, design, installation, maintenance and repair of most types of network infrastructure. In June 2009, Quanta Services was added to the S&P 500 index, replacing Ingersoll-Rand.
Location: 16701 Greenspoint Park Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77060
Company Description: Scientific Drilling International (SDI) is an independent service provider offering a complete high accuracy wellbore placement and drilling solution.
Location: 2909 Hillcroft, Suite 420. Houston, Texas 77057
Company Description: A private real estate investment company based in Houston, Hartman Income REIT is the owner of nearly 60 properties — the company mostly buys up real estate that is underperforming in order to improve these properties and lease them at their full potential. Employees of the company note the way that the company invests in the growth of its employees in significant ways as being one of the best reasons to work for the company, as well as the way that the company sticks to its core religious values.
Location: 920 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024
Company Description: Cobalt International Energy, Inc. is a development stage petroleum exploration and production company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Cobalt International Energy Inc. filed for bankruptcy on December 14, 2017.
Location: 7814 Miller Rd Number 3, Houston, TX 77049
Company Description: IOS is the leading independent provider of tubular management services. We serve virtually every important oil and gas producing region in the United States through our foot print of 20 service locations. We also deploy a fleet of mobile service units …
Location: 1230 Kress Street – Houston, TX
Company Description: Global Quality Imports Inc. is one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beers, and other non-alcoholic products. Global Quality Imports Inc. services the Texas wholesale beverage market with headquarters in Houston. Our vision is recognized by our customers and suppliers as the superior distributor of alcoholic beverages in all regionswhere we conduct business
Location: 575 N Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston, TX 77079
Company Description: INTECSEA offers independent insight, engineering and project management to deliver full lifecycle asset management, in any offshore environment from concept to decommissioning.
Location: 811 S Main St #3400, Houston, TX 77002
Company Description: Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) is a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream assets located primarily in the Marcellus Shale, Bakken Shale, Delaware Permian Basin, PRB Niobrara Shale, Barnett Shale and Fayetteville Shale. Our operations and financial results are divided into three segments that include Gathering & Processing, Storage & Transportation and Marketing, Supply & Logistics. Across our three segments Crestwood is engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage and transportation of natural gas; storage, transportation, terminalling and marketing of NGLs; gathering, storage, transportation, terminalling and marketing of crude oil.
Location: 600 Travis St #4200, Houston, TX 77002
Company Description: An international corporate, litigation intellectual property law firm, Andrews Kurth Kenyon – Straight talk is how we practice. Real answers clear visions and a respect for your time. Straight Talk is Good Business.
Location: 2801 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 600 Houston, TX 77056
Company Description: North American Pipe Corporation, doing business as NAPCO and PVC Pipe Corporation, manufactures and supplies polyvinyl chloride piping products. It offers a range of gasketed, solvent welded, and restrained joint pipes. The company also offers a range of standard and specialty piping, and fittings that include brands, such as Certa-Lok, Yelomine, Certa-Set, and Certa-Flo. It serves municipal water and sewer, residential plumbing, water well, agricultural irrigation, turf, and mining markets in North America and internationally. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Houston, Texas. North American Pipe Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Westlake Chemical Corporation.
Networking is critical in Houston (and other places). The last estimate I heard, from a seasoned transition coach, is that 95% of those looking for a new opportunity get one through someone they are familiar with! Your goal: make a hiring manager’s job easier, what problems can you solve?
There are many, diverse industries in Houston that may be looking for people with YOUR experience and transferable skills. Many job hunters forget the diversity of roles available in medical center organizations for example.
Since the recent downturn and associated layoffs, new organizations have started up. Now they may be getting their legs underneath them and starting to hire. What problems can you solve for them?
As a former VP/GM in the high-tech sector for 30 years and a certified, professional résumé writer and career coach for almost 14 years, 98% of today’s résumés look like those I viewed in 1970! It is not the fault of the candidate since most have only written a handful of these in a career.
The online job sites are now gaining 5K to 20K résumés from a single posting causing the invention and usage of ATS software to screen >95% of them out! Things have changed, but résumés, cover letters, and interviewing have not! Those changes are desperately needed to land a new, ‘career position’ quickly